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26 Apr 2016 10:28 #2504 by oestek
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This is another great scale model that would look awesome as a real car. Model builder Adam Bates used a Bob Glidden Thunderbird funny car model from the 80s and adapted it to the Starliner body. So cool!











Pics from a Facebook Model Car Builders group.

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07 Jan 2017 13:56 - 13 Feb 2021 15:02 #3130 by oestek
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I never thought I could fall in love with a 1977 Plymouth Volare, but holy cats, this scale model of a Pro-Touring version is off the charts!



This was built by Sven at Sven's World Of Wheels and is a complete knockout. We're envisioning a late model SRT driveline, Forgeline wheels, big brakes... all the good stuff.





We love the old C-Stripe on the side and the blacked-out treatment on the hood, too.



There are more photos at his website, but this is definitely a car that needs to be built in full scale! Give us a call if you want one... we're ready to find the donor car and fire up the welders!

Go check out the photos here: www.svensworldofwheels.com/77volare_page.html

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07 Jan 2017 16:30 #3131 by Qball
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Holy cow!!! Man, what imagination. Even in 77 Volares were something to be sneered. Not this one! Well done!!!

-Mike

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12 Jan 2017 18:14 #3147 by z282nv
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I remember the 77 Volare kit. I had one and used a bunch of left over parts from other models to turn it into a Pro Street version. I painted it dark blue with slicks and a big blower sticking out of the engine bay (sans hood). I wish I would have taken pictures of all my models as I made over the years as I must have made over 100 of them.

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22 Oct 2019 20:58 #4294 by oestek
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Saw this in a Facebook group... killer Chrysler!


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13 Feb 2021 15:00 #4315 by oestek
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oestek wrote: This is another one that I really liked as a kid and think would make an awesome full-sized ride. It's a '53 Chevy panel gasser. The original model issue was from decades ago, and I really dug the red-white-blue paint scheme and stars on the nose. I think I've posted this pic on the forum before at some point, I don't remember.



It has since been re-issued by Revell as the Drill Sergeant:





I'm not thrilled with the new scheme, but you can still build it as the old stars & stripes version as this fellow did:



Can you imagine shakin' the earth with this supercharged 409-powered beast in real life? Too cool.


I just realized this post was from 2016, and I just obtained one of these kits last month in 2021! I'll post build pics when I get confident enough to build it! BTW, we shared the story on this kit in a recent V8 Radio Podcast episode, here's the link:

bit.ly/V8Radio20210101

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